“The Folly” is a unique, luxury one-bedroom hideaway set in two and a half acres of landscaped gardens, the main house being “Forest Gate” is one of the gate house for the spectacular Mamhead Park in Devon.

Nestled within the rolling countryside woodlands to the west of Exeter, the terrace and veranda have sumptuous views overlooking Brickhouse vineyard and onwards to the sea at Dawlish Warren. The terraced gardens are perfect for photographs capturing those special moments with the flora and fauna of the forest providing a picturesque back drop.

A perfect romantic hideaway for two…

A honeymoon retreat, elopement or somewhere where you can just ‘crash’ – the ambiance is one of relaxation and romance. A stone’s throw from a beautiful wedding venue, “The Brickhouse Vineyard”, it’s also perfect for singles holidays and your canine pals in a safe, beautiful and tranquil location.

The tiny 17 century fishing harbour of Cockwood is just down the road, where you can relax in one of it’s two pubs. Within half an hour is a rich choice of Southern Devon beaches and estuaries to explore, Dartmoor or the historic market town of Exeter.

The Folly has been completely refurbished under new ownership consisting of a double bedroom, bathroom, open plan diner/living area including tea and coffee making facilities microwave and fridge.

Whist you can prepare snacks with the facilities provided, for a more substantial cuisine there is a private chefs service for breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea all are created in the main house from locally sourced fresh ingredients which must be booked in advance.

A sample menu can be provided to suite your tastes and budget, give me a call to discuss your requirements for your special occasion.

Fluffy white dressing gowns, towels and bed linen are provided for your stay along with a selection of teas and coffee.

The owner is a Master Patisserie Chef so enjoy the home baked cakes and cookies on arrival and a complimentary breakfast hamper filled with a choice of cereals, bread for toasting, butter conserves and fruit.

The Folly is Dog Friendly and welcomes your well behaved four legged friend by prior arrangement.

We offer a warm welcome to the Folly in Devon and aim to make your stay a memorable one.



Carol x


Minimum Two-night stay or more – £175 per night

We allow dogs by prior arrangement there is a charge of £20.

Click here for our T&C’s

We can provide the following by prior order for an additional charge:

Breakfast – cooked or luxury continental £10 per person

Afternoon tea/high tea – £25 per person (Click here to Download our Afternoon Tea Menu)

VEGAN Afternoon tea/high tea – £25 per person (Click here to Download our Vegan Afternoon Tea Menu)

Private Chef: 3 course meal – from £120 for 2 people (Click here to Download our Dinner Menu)

Private Chef: VEGAN 3 course meal – from £120 for 2 people (Click here to Download our Dinner Menu)

Luxury picnic hamper from £50

Toby the campervan hire from £195 (rates subject to mileage)

Exclusive use for your stay of our woodfired hot tub  and wood fire area with views across beautiful Devon countryside to the sea £60

We can also arrange for a special occasion surprise or just a treat!

Any of the following: chocolate, fresh flowers, wine prosecco or champagne. Please ask for prices and details.



Tea and coffee making facilities




Log Burner

Complementary Cake and cookies on arrival

Complimentary breakfast basket (includes bread cereals fruit and milk butter conserves first night of arrival)

TV and Sky

Large shower (no bath)

Dressing gowns



Ironing board and iron

Private gated veranda

Off street parking

New for summer 2022:
Hot tub




Forest Gate, Mamhead, EX6 8HP

“The Folly” is in the gardens of “Forest Gate” a large thatched property, both are sign posted at the entrance.  From the main road follow the signs for “Home Farm Fishery” and the properties are located on the right after you come through the cuttings.

We have a shared drive mine is the large wooden gate on the left, please open the latch and park in on the drive adjacent to “The Folly” and the garages.

Check in is from 3pm | Check out 11am

Contact details:

+44 7938 949100

Mamhead Devon EX6 8HP


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